200 Curley Avenue Coler
Next Board Meeting
March 20th at 7 pm
Dan Strand ~ Calumet
George Delich ~ Coleraine
Tasha Connelly ~ Grand Rapids
Todd Akkanen ~ Greenway Twp.
Casey Venema ~ Lawrence Twp.
Dan Andrews ~ Marble
Brian Ekholm ~ Nashwauk Twp.
Assistant ~ Rock Troumbly
Arena Roof: A grant application from AEOA has been submitted. GAHA has earmarked monies to contribute to the roof and compressor/cooling towers upgrades.
Defibrillator: The existing device cannot be updated and needs replacing; a grant to the Baich Foundation has been submitted (approximate cost is $2300).
Volunteers were great as they hosted the Peewee B district tournament February 17-19. The following weekend, the Mini-Mites tournament also ran smoothly and was a success.
The Ice figure skaters are on track for the annual show, March 18-19.
Sound System: The sound system was professionally recalibrated to improve a difference in sound when the building's seating capacity is full, i.e. sounded excellent during practice time, but not during showtime.
Bottle Filling Station: The water fountain for the players was replaced with a model suited for filling water bottles; it was installed in-house by Rock.
Internet Access: The internet password has been changed, and connections will be limited to administration. The change will secure the concession stand's financial transactions. There will be no public access.
Code of Ethics: Not just for players and parents, but now in process, a code of ethics for the GJRA board members. President Carissa initiated the process which will clarify expectations of officers and board members'.
The video above [Peewee B vs Duluth East Black on Dec. 2. 2022] is an example of live recordings of hockey games posted on facebook for Greenway Amateur Hockey Association: https://www.facebook.com/GAHAhockey
Hockey, figure skating, and basketball practices, and competitions, are running smoothly.
Flag football play offs resulted in the STEELERS winning. Andy Sertich [kudos] helped make the program successful while Pat Guyer had a shoulder replacement.
Figure Skating participation is up with 84 skaters; 30 in the junior/senior level.
Hockey numbers are approximately the same as previous years: 2 teams each of Bantams, Peewees, Squirts, and 3 teams each of Mites and Mini-Mites. Games start the first weekend in November.
Basketball season for boys and girls in grades 3 to 6 is October 29 - December 23, followed by tournaments. Basketball season for boys and girls in grades 1 to 2 is during the months of January and February. Nick Porter is the contact and the basketball webpage was updated to reflect changes.
Ice goes in the week of October 10; skating begins October 17.
A new water fountain that accomodates water bottles was purchased.
Flag football has 38 players in grades 4 - 6; play offs will be Monday (10/10) and Tuesday (10/11) at 5 pm, at Nixon-Barle Field.
Figure Skating sign up was successful with 54 skaters so far. The club webpage has been updated with the current officers and contacts.
Basketball sign ups for both girls and boys will be October 12 from 5-7 pm
AUGUST 2022 - START OF A NEW YEAR
Sports Complex ~ Wrap Up
Programs ~ Sign Up
Flag football sign up is in process; practices begin on September 12.
Figure Skating sign up is Monday September 19, from 4:40 - 6:30 pm.
Hockey sign up is online via GAHA
Business ~ A New Fiscal Year
JUNE & JULY 2022
Fastpitch 14U team are Champions! (photo above)
Little Titans (so named as Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin schools have combined their programs) held their tournament and the Lightning team won over the Orioles.
Summer Hockey Camp and Summer Ice Skating Camp (held the last three weeks in June) were successful.
2022 Levy = $346,500
2023 Levy = $350,000
2021 - 2022 budget = $481,500
2022 - 2023 budget = $482,800
Read Pat's interview by the Grand Rapids Herald~Review when he was inducted into the Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Pat lives in Trout Lake Township and has worked for Greenway Joint Recreation Association since 1990.